From a recent trip to Napa Valley, I enjoyed a delicious Cream of Mushroom Soup from Goose and Gander. I like it so much I got the recipe just for you!
After wrapping the fourth season of Goodtaste, I went on a celebratory trip to one of my favorite places: Napa, California. Our three-night stay felt way too short, but I guess it’s always better to leave wanting more!
I love the evolution of life. I’ve gotten to a point in mine where I try not to take anything for granted. Every day is a gift which makes the celebration of a special occasion all the more meaningful.
Having just returned from a welcome retreat to Wine Country, I can tell you – now’s the perfect time to go get lost on the West Coast! We’re entering a GORGEOUS time of year for out there…the air cool and crisp, the scenery exploding with indescribable color. The time of year growers and wine makers live for!
Wine and cheese pairing truly can be an art, but it’s also something easily done in the comfort of home. Sunshine Foods in beautiful St. Helena in Napa does a TON of cheese pairings for local wineries…
Goodtaste stopped in at a very special family-owned grocery store in St. Helena, Sunshine Foods, to sample the diverse menu of premium quality meats, to include HeartBrand Akaushi…
There’s certainly more to do in Napa than just taste incredible wines. A girl’s gotta eat, right? Brix Restaurant is one of the best places to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying the gorgeous setting and feasting upon homegrown produce from their garden.
Fresh from the garden – check out this delightful mint pesto gnocchi dish tossed with seasonal veggies. We were in Napa for this year’s harvest and in the midst of all the excitement caught up with the chef at Brix… one of the most popular restaurants in the valley.
You’re looking at one of the most beautiful heirloom tomato salad presentations I’ve ever seen! Chef Cory Strike of Franciscan Winery in Napa is a true talent in the kitchen.
I recently got a chance to meet up with one of the fun experts on Napa wines to not only talk about wine but also the town of Napa. Don’t overlook it when you visit the wine country…there’s a lot to see.
Meet the women behind the wine that just might remind you of someone you know. Who doesn’t know or have a Middle Sister! You can say that great minds thought alike when a group of creative, tenacious women pursued their passion for wine and sisterhood.
On my recent trip to Napa, I just had to re-visit the Inn at Occidental. This is one of my favorite Bed & Breakfast spots I think I’ve ever come across! The grounds are as pretty as you’d expect to find in wine country. This dish, like their entire menu, is fabulous!
Napa Valley may be known for it’s vino, but here’s a salad I came across this week on a fascinating tour of Simi Winery in Napa. You’ll see more on our Simi adventure soon, but this salad deserved to be treated like breaking news!
A trip to the California Wine Country would not be complete without a stop at one of the most spectacular wineries anywhere. In fact, any time my husband and I go to Napa, Domain Carneros is always our first stop.
On a recent trip to Napa we had dinner at Michael Chiarello’s restaurant in Yountville called Bottega. Dinner was wonderful, and I fell in love with these hammered copper water glasses. Your water stays nice and chilled for a long while. But, that’s not all we found at his eclectic store next door to Bottega.